Residency Learning Experience

Unique learning experiences include:

      • a 2nd half-day of Pediatric Neurology continuity clinic during the Pediatrics PGY2 year and
      • a month-long Neurology boot camp elective just before starting the PGY3 year.
  • Extremely close and cooperative relationships between the Child Neurology, Pediatrics, and Adult Neurology training programs
  • Rapidly expanding cohort of residents, faculty, and nurse practitioners that has maintained its sense of “family”
  • Most of the Adult Neurology rotations occur during the PGY3 year, allowing focus on Pediatric Neurology during the PGY4 and 5 years, but starting the PGY3 year with Pediatric Neurology rotations
  • Joint teaching conferences with Neonatology, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Genetics, and Neuroradiology.
  • Resident mentoring program; starting PGY1 year


Focus on developing residents as teachers

  • For example, our residents teach each other in a self-designed neuroanatomy series.  They are prepped for and given feedback about these and other talks.
  • Division-wide meetings for faculty and residents are dedicated to educational methods
  • Our residents have participated in CoMET(Community of Medical Educators in Training), a program designed for residents and fellows aiming to become the next generation of clinician-educators.

Global health electives are offered in both pediatric and pediatric neurology residency programs, with interested faculty to assist with mentoring.  Additionally, Global REACH is a university organization which facilitates worldwide clinical, educational and research collaborations.                               

Wide opportunities in research and QI

  • The University of Michigan prides itself in lacking barriers between groups, and our residents have done projects with Adult Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Genetics, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery, and , as well as basic science labs
  • We have a world-famous pediatric health service research program, CHEAR.
  • Most residents present a project at a national meeting and many have won local and national research awards.
  • Strong emphasis on graded autonomy and responsibility as residents advance and on continuity of care, with residents following their own patients from their PGY2 year onward.

Clinical setting

  • C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital opened in 2011.
  • 12-story inpatient wing and a 9-story outpatient wing
  • 1.1 million square feet
  • 342 beds, with busy Pediatric, Neonatal, and Pediatric Cardiothoracic ICU’s, ED, and inpatient psychiatric unit.
  • Every room in the hospital can support long-term EEG monitoring
  • Attached to the adult hospital, balancing function as an independent unit with easy access to Adult Neurology conferences and to Pediatric Neurology continuity clinics during the adult year
  • Take a look at Mott and the rest of the medical campus!
  • We’re on the top floor; great views!